Having abundant wealth, they gave poorly.
The sound of their many coins as they poured into the offering containers made such a loud noise that everyone had to turn and see. Surely these highly blessed people gave the most generous offerings!
These donors may have felt quite confident at that moment, trusting the Lord was pleased with their immense gift.
They had so much, but only gave in part, making sure they still had plenty left over to comfortably take care of themselves.
Then there was that lowly woman who nobody noticed until Jesus pointed her out.
She was poor and widowed, yet she richly gave.
Hoping it was enough, she might have blushed by the barely audible plinks her two copper coins made as they were faithfully surrendered into the offering container.
Their value was little, yet they were like treasures of great worth.
Those two coins were all she had.
She gave everything, even though by comparison it seemed like nothing.
She trusted all she had to the Lord that no matter what, He would give her all she needed, faithfully trusting Him one day at a time.
Jesus pointed out, using her example, what giving up what we treasure looks like.
Following Jesus will come with a cost, but He promises to be right here with us giving us what we need day by day. Trusting in the temporal things of this world will have little value in the end. Trusting in the Lord will have eternal value.
(From Luke 21)